Combat battalion redeployed from Russia to Crimea

The battalion, which will train the military rescue divers and frogmen, has been redeployed from St. Petersburg to the Russian-occupied peninsula.

29 March 2016 10:00

Russian occupants in Crimea will train not only rescue divers, but also special forces to destroy enemy ships on the basis of emergency rescue center No.561 of the Russian Navy, Press of Ukraine reports citing its own sources in the Russian Defense Ministry.

The commandos will be based on ASC 561 (military base No. 00 317) established in 2015 and located on the site of former alternate airfield of the Russian Black Sea Fleet at Cape Chersonese.

“Earlier, the frogmen formed only a part of the Navy. However, now a subdivision of this military unit is deployed as part of Special Operations Command. Under the reached decision, the subdivision will be trained at Cape Chersonese in Crimea,” said the source.

It was reported earlier that on March 16, Russia launched artillery military exercises, including the territory of Crimea, the North Caucasus, Armenia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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